by Lee McKenzie
I am a bargain hunter. There, I said it. I don't shop a lot but when I do, I look for things I need and will use, and I am always on the lookout for a good deal. In the past two weeks, I've had an exceptional run of good luck at one of my favorite thrift stores and at private clothing sale put on by two women who work in theatre.
To start, here's what I scored at the thrift store:
Clockwise from top left:
Brass bird $3.99
Stainless steel spatula $2.00
Multi-function cheese grater Free!
Small white bowl $0.99
Vintage milk glass goblets $3.00 for the pair
I am currently doing a major household declutter, so you might wonder why I would want any of the above. I recently tossed several mixing bowls that had cracks and chipped rims, so this one bowl in excellent condition is a great replacement. The small white bowl matches a set I already have (and I love the vintage-inspired look). The goblets are a nice addition to an existing set, the spatula is just plain practical, and the brass bird will be incorporated into a tablescape. The cheese grater satisfies my love of gadgetry, and did you notice the price? Free! I love that it has a fine and course attachment as well as a slicer. And did I mention it was free?
The clothing sale was a lot of fun, and I found some great pieces that will get lots of use.
|Slouchy gray cowl-neck sweater ~ $4|
|Daisy-print cardigan ~ $5|
|Silk paisley blouse ~ $6|
|Striped pullover ~ Free!|
|Black and white sundress with a self belt ~ $10|
|Nine West cloche ~ $10|
And now I've saved my favorite find for last.
|Vintage red fabric Kate Spade handbag ~ $15|
|Fun animal-print lining!|
On Friday, February 26th, I’ll make a random drawing from the commenters on this post, and post the winner’s name here in the comments section that day and in next month’s edition of my monthly newsletter, Life in the Slow Lane.
Until next time, happy reading!
To Catch a Wife (Harlequin Heartwarming, May 2016)